Summer in its midst with its intolerable heat and various events such as outings, parties, weddings, and holidays that involve food and drinks, make this time of the year an excess in relaxation time which aches our bodies, kills our mood and affects our health. Meanwhile going to the gym or doing any kind of exercise is like serving a hard labor sentence.
In order to show you that exercise is no longer an option but a necessity that should become a lifestyle, we have compiled 5 reasons to motivate you to turn exercise into a habit:
1- Exercise is a magical cure to stress
According to the Mayo Clinic: Exercise pumps your Endorphins (your brain feels good neurotransmitters) thus encouraging a more positive attitude, improving your mood and affecting your relationships in a favorable way.
2- Exercise boosts your energy and cures your illnesses
In a recent study published by in “The Psychological Bulletin” researchers have analyzed 70 studies on 6,800 people to find out that regular exercise not only boosts energy levels in perfectly fit people, but also helps people with chronic diseases (Cancer diabetes and heart-diseases) control their energy levels way better than medication and stimulants.
3- Exercise lets you age slower
When you get old, you lose muscles and bones; thus are more prone to inflammations and immunity deficiency. Exercise strengthens both bones and muscles and thus make you resist any aging symptoms by increasing your immunity levels. Another important fact is that exercise helps you preserve a younger skin; “By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin," says dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman's Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy.
4- Exercise boosts your self confidence
According to studies by the National Academy of sports medicine, exercise can boost your confidence by not only making you feel good about your physique and health, but by also helping you have a sense of achievement. Each physical exercise or task becomes a triumph, and in turn each triumph transforms into more self confidence.
5- Exercise improves your sleep
One of the recent studies at the “Federal University of Sao Paolo” that examined 36 people who had chronic insomnia found that exercise has a radical impact on sleep. The reasons are that exercise produces a drastic change in body temperatures which helps relax the muscle and fall asleep. The study also found that when people exercise, they tend to use their leg muscle vigorously, which acts as a tranquilizer, in addition to normalizing the stress hormones, thus putting people to sleep.
Stay tuned to read our next blog on what can you do to make your exercise more enjoyable.
Camil el Khoury